Hard to believe it’s been 23 years since Aardman Animation was put on the map with their stop-motion hit, Chicken Run. Even harder to believe its that it’s taken this long for a sequel, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, which aims to equal its predecessor as Aardman’s most successful movie ever.
As the first film was about chickens breaking out of the chicken farm they were being kept in, the sequel finds the feathered fowl friends doing exactly the opposite. They’re attempting to break into an impenetrable bird sanctuary using Mission: Impossible-style tactics.
The impressive voice cast includes Thandiwe Newton, Zachary Levi, Bella Ramsey, Imelda Staunton, Lynn Ferguson, David Bradley, Jane Horrocks, Romesh Ranganathan, Daniel Mays, Josie Sedgwick-Davies, Peter Serafinowicz, Nick Mohammed, and Miranda Richardson.
Making his solo directorial debut is Sam Fell, who co-directed ParaNorman as well as Flushed Away.
Here’s the synopsis: From the multi Academy and BAFTA award-winning Aardman (Creature Comforts, Wallace & Gromit, and Shaun the Sheep), and Academy Award® and BAFTA-nominated director Sam Fell (ParaNorman and Flushed Away, respectively), comes Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the beloved and highest-grossing stop-motion animated film of all time, Chicken Run. Having pulled off a death-defying escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has finally found her dream – a peaceful island sanctuary for the whole flock, far from the dangers of the human world. When she and Rocky hatch a little girl called Molly, Ginger’s happy ending seems complete. But back on the mainland the whole of chicken-kind faces a new and terrible threat. For Ginger and her team, even if it means putting their own hard-won freedom at risk – this time, they’re breaking in!
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget hits Netflix on December 15th.